Our 74 first grade students who log on each day for distance learning are amazing! In our classes, you will see students of all colors and nationalities and hear them speaking several different languages. Our school serves Title I students as well as many English Learners from all over the world and students with special needs. Our classes have several special needs students who mainstream into our rooms, so we truly serve everyone.
Our students love to write, read, question and draw.
They come to school online every day ready to be inspired and exposed to great stories, new experiences, new learning. They work hard, play hard, and practice kindness.
We are located in an upper-middle-class neighborhood in the East Bay, but serve kids from all socioeconomic levels and all cultures. However, no matter what our students have or where they come from, they all deserve a chance to learn and be their best.
How do you teach writing remotely? This seems to be the hardest subject to teach. If we can't be right next to our students to help guide them and correct them, how can we ensure they are holding the pencil properly? Or spacing their writing on the page? Are there tools we can send them that will help them improve their writing on their own?
Pencil grips and lined paper will help our students get in the right form and have the right tools to write up a storm!
Fine motor control is a big feature in first grade, and with students stuck at home it will be hard to help them set good writing habits. The pencil grips will put their fingers in the correct place on the pencil, helping them develop a proper grip and contribute to neat writing.
The lined paper will provide the guidance for orienting and spacing print across the page and give them a spot to add a picture to their stories. These tools will help them with their writing when the teachers can't be right by their sides.
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